double bill


Definition of double bill 

: a bill (as at a theater) offering two features

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The better question is: Who thought up this mad double bill? Grace Dickinson,, "Justin Timberlake, Philadelphia Burger Brawl, 11th Wanamaker Court Organ Day, and other events happening in Philadelphia, June 1-7," 31 May 2018 Katie Finneran, Robert Sean Leonard and Paul Sparks star in this double bill of Albee's classic one-act 'The Zoo Story' and its prequel 'Homelife,' written nearly a half-century later. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo': Theater Review," 22 Feb. 2018 Mother's Day Double Feature Not all mothers can be June Cleaver or Carol Brady, as evidenced in this double bill. Kathleen Craughwell,, "The Moviegoer, May 13-19," 11 May 2018 With the ‘Fantasy’/‘Destiny’ double bill, people will see what Duvivier wanted to create. G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, "Castro Theatre’s 16th SF Film Noir Festival a course in genre from A to B," 21 Jan. 2018 Yeah, a new improv double bill consisting of the iO teams Alterboyz and Wet Bus, clearly demonstrates this truism. Steve Heisler, Chicago Reader, "The two improv teams in Oh Hell Yeah demonstrate that timing is everything," 22 June 2018 There are still tickets available, however, for fans wishing to take on the ultimate local baseball double bill. Steve Millar, Daily Southtown, "Let's play two — in two stadiums: ThunderBolts, Slammers set to play unusual doubleheader," 18 June 2018 In celebration of Black History Month a double bill of African-American themed plays. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "What to do around Louisville this week: Jurassic Quest, Jewish Film Festival & more," 31 Jan. 2018 Because of its brevity, The Medium is often presented on a double bill, and here Curtis Opera chief Mikael Eliasen and stage director Emma Griffin have preceded it with the Weill/Brecht Mahagonny: Ein Songspiel. Peter Dobrin,, "Menotti and Weill make an odd double-bill at Curtis Opera Theatre," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of double bill

1917, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of double bill

: two movies, plays, concerts, etc., that are seen one after the other

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